Cara Delevingne and other celebrities who've battled addiction

Cara Delevingne shares that she entered rehab after realizing she could "end up dead"

Stars Insider

09/03/23 | StarsInsider


Fame and fortune have always held unique caveats for Hollywood stars, whether it be the pressures of audiences, the invasion of privacy, or the stress of never being able to live a "normal" life again. Many resort to substance abuse to take the edge off, but get lost and struggle to find their way back. 

Cara Delevingne has been open about her mental health struggles in the past, but now the 30-year-old actress and model has shared that she is healing from addiction. Delevingne sat down with Vogue to get into the details. “All I knew is if I was continuing to go down the road I was, I would either end up dead or, like, doing something really, really stupid,”  she revealed. This realization came after Delevingne saw some scary paparazzi photos of herself looking out of it and behaving erratically at an airport in September 2022. “At that point, there was a lot of people who were very worried, understandably so,” she reflected. "I wasn’t really worried, though … but that is the nature of the disease. That is what addiction is.” 

Delevingne eventually realized that she had been running away from her issues and it was time to stop. She entered rehab and began the 12-step program, favoring them over a "quick fix" like a week-long retreat she might have chosen in the past. She has been clean for fourth months and celebrated her first sober Christmas and New Year's. The vivacious young star relishes that she can still dance and have fun, but also engage in deep, meaningful conversations with people. 

There have been many other stars who turned to drugs or alcohol at some point in their lives to help cope, and the road to recovery often isn't linear. Click through this gallery to learn more about some of these famous faces and their battles.

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